January 28, 2019 9:30am – 5:00pm

Webcast: Tax Collection Defense

Tax collection issues can be as simple as responding to a bill or as complicated as a bankruptcy reorganization. To represent a client in a tax collection matter, a CPA should have a fundamental understanding of tax collection laws.

Understand the available options for resolving tax collection cases and the procedures available for reaching those resolutions. This course will analyze applicable laws, procedures and potential resolutions, including the law of tax liens and levies and procedures available for resolving a tax collection matter. Also, cover alternative resolutions, including installment agreements, offers in compromise and bankruptcy.

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Taxation
8
January 29, 2019 7:30am – 3:00pm

Webcast: Passive Activity Losses (PAL): Comprehensive

Passive activity loss (PAL) rules have never been more important in federal tax reporting. This course provides a comprehensive and complete review of the laws and regulations impacting PALs including the rules governing rental real estate, grouping and the 3.8% net investment income tax. The IRS is actively auditing the failure to properly report passive losses, you and your clients can’t afford to be left behind.

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Taxation
8
Phoenix
Taxation
2
January 29, 2019 9:30am – 5:00pm

Webcast: Passive Activity Losses (PAL): Comprehensive

Passive activity loss (PAL) rules have never been more important in federal tax reporting. This course provides a comprehensive and complete review of the laws and regulations impacting PALs including the rules governing rental real estate, grouping and the 3.8% net investment income tax. The IRS is actively auditing the failure to properly report passive losses, you and your clients can’t afford to be left behind.

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Taxation
8
January 29, 2019 9:30am – 1:00pm

Webcast: Improving Audit Quality

Focus on improving audit quality shile discussing the AICPA's six-point plan to improve audit performance and audit quality indicators. Learn how practitioners can implement quality control mechanisms in their practices.

Materials are provided as an ebook.

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Accounting & Auditing
4
January 29, 2019 9:30am – 1:00pm

Webcast: Cost Accounting & Auditing, R.I.P.: Cost Accounting & Auditing Is Opinion, Cash Flow Is Fact

Entities focus on cost Accounting & Auditing data rather than the factors that influence the data. Vast sums are spent to allocate costs that have nothing to do with cash. Instead, start with value, determine price, then justify costs that can incur profits.

Since you can calculate different costs using the same data it’s obvious that costs do not represent cash. Cost Accounting & Auditing confuses metrics with measurements. There are three primary reasons cost Accounting & Auditing is a bad practice: 1) You have to create and force math and relationships that do not exist; 2) By doing this, you lose touch with your operations; and 3) You create meaningless numbers that people consider as gospel, when in reality they are nothing but opinions.

The lesson is that a company needs to start with value, then determine price, which finally justifies the costs that can be profitably incurred to produce a good or service desired by customers. It seems so obvious to constrain your company with a final price before you begin to incur any costs, yet this practice is not widely followed, despite its proven successes. Costs are, no doubt, important to consider, but the crucial distinction is when they are considered, and what measures are to be used.

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Accounting & Auditing
4
January 29, 2019 11:00am – 1:00pm

Webcast: Settled and Approved II: Handling Disputes to Fiduciary Accounting & Auditings

The submission of a fiduciary Accounting & Auditing to a client, attorney, or court often does not mean the end, and instead marks only the beginning of the process. CPAs, attorneys, and trustees may have to defend or challenge the fiduciary Accounting & Auditing.

This course will explore what happens when disputes arise as to an Accounting & Auditing; discuss real world situations involving defense of or challenge to an account; demystify the dispute process; and inform CPAs and others of challenges of serving as the fiduciary and/or account preparer.

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Taxation
2
January 29, 2019 12:30pm – 2:00pm

Webcast: FASB Update: What's New?

Stay up-to-date on FASB's activities and save time from reading many email summaries and receive summarized news in one session with CPE credit.

This course delivers an overview of Accounting & Auditing Standards Updates (ASU) released in the previous quarter and any changes to the FASB Workplan. Also, addresses any proposed ASU issued along with the deadline for comments.

Note: This course is offered every three months via webcast.

Materials are provided as an ebook for this course.

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Accounting & Auditing
1.5
January 29, 2019 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Webcast: Data Visualization for Audits

This interactive session will cover areas where audits can use data to drive efficiency and how to visualize the data form maximum insight.

The availability of high quality data is allowing auditors to leverage technology to perform more effective and efficient audits. Understanding data and how to use it to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the audit is critical.

Case studies and sample documentation reinforce major concepts and help participants apply techniques discussed.

Materials are provided as an ebook for this course.

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Accounting & Auditing
2
January 30, 2019 7:30am – 3:00pm

Webcast: Social Security Basics and Strategies For Maximizing Benefits

Determine how Social Security works, how benefits are calculated, who are beneficiaries, and techniques to maximize your clients' benefits.

Though many clients look at Social Security as a government benefit, it is actually a covered worker's investment asset to be managed like any other investment asset.  Examine issues like how Social Security benefits are calculated, identifying benefit-claiming strategies, and what spouses can do now to maximize benefits at retirement.  Learn how Social Security works and explore common planning situations, including workers with and without spouses; sandwich generation families with dependent parents and minor children; and surviving and/or divorced spouses.

Materials are provided as an ebook.

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Specialized Knowledge
8

Need assistance to find the right mix of CPE to meet your CPE requirements and to fit your professional development needs? Contact the ASCPA to assist you in planning your CPE schedule at (602) 324-6042 or by email.